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Strong investor interest in renewables program – AESO

Strong investor interest in renewables program – AESO

Program expected to attract $10.5 billion of investment into Alberta economy- AESO Alberta moves one step closer to its target of 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030 as round one of the Renewable Electricity Program enters the request for proposals stage, according to a press release. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has invited […]

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Nexen and partners pull feasibility study on B.C. LNG project

Nexen and partners pull feasibility study on B.C. LNG project

Economic environment does not support partners’ vision of developing a large LNG business Aurora LNG and its partners, Nexen Energy and INPEX Gas British Columbia (IGBC), made a strategic decision to end the Aurora LNG feasibility study and will cease all investigation activity, effective immediately, according to a press release. Over the past four years, […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
$2 billion Japan Canada Oil Sands expansion ramps up near Fort McMurray

$2 billion Japan Canada Oil Sands expansion ramps up near Fort McMurray

Japan Canada Oil Sands first Japanese-owned company to invest in the oil sands, starting in 1978 Premier Rachel Notley, representatives from Japan and local officials marked the opening of the Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. Hangingstone project near Fort McMurray, according to a press release. This Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) project is the culmination […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta launches Coal Community Transition Fund

Alberta launches Coal Community Transition Fund

First project to receive support is Town of Hanna’s Community Action to Create Diversification project Alberta has launched the Coal Community Transition Fund, which will be available for projects that focus on regional partnerships and economic diversification, according to a government press release. The fund, which is also expected to grow with additional support from […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NEB grants suspension for TransCanada’s Energy East, Eastern Mainline pipeline projects

NEB grants suspension for TransCanada’s Energy East, Eastern Mainline pipeline projects

NEB considering upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions in project On Sept. 8 the NEB suspended its review of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects for 30 days, following a request from proponent TransCanada, according to a press release. During this period, the Board will not issue further decisions or take further process steps relating to […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trudeau govt meets with Toyota about plans for clean energy tech, zero emission cars

Trudeau govt meets with Toyota about plans for clean energy tech, zero emission cars

 Canada produces a vehicle every 14 seconds, 2.4 million vehicles every year Canada’s Innovation Minister met with Toyota Chairman to discuss the automaker’s plans to expand its clean technology markets in Canada, according to a Government of Canada press release. Canada is an ideal market for the development and early adoption of emerging technologies, such […]

By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Jade Oilfield Maintenance and landowners face provincial charges

Jade Oilfield Maintenance and landowners face provincial charges

Next court appearance set for Oct. 3 in Edson The Alberta government has laid Public Lands Act and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act charges against Jade Oilfield Maintenance Company Ltd. and the landowners of the property the company occupies in Yellowhead County, according to an Alberta government press release. Jade Oilfield Maintenance Company Ltd. has been charged […]

By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
TransCanada to suspend Energy East pipeline application for review

TransCanada to suspend Energy East pipeline application for review

TransCanada says its finances will be “negatively impacted” if it decides not to move forward with Energy East TransCanada Corporation announced Thursday that it filed a letter with the National Energy Board (NEB) seeking a 30-day suspension of the Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project applications, according to a press release. The suspension will […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
An Alberta community renewable energy story

An Alberta community renewable energy story

Electricity co-ops in rural areas keep more money and jobs in the local community – Jordan Webber By Lee Todd, Analyst, Pembina Institute Jordan Webber wears many hats. He has experience in banking, works in economic development for Starland County and sits on the board of the Alberta Solar Co-op. But his heart is in farming. […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta wholesale electricity prices in 2017 set record for $0 hours

Alberta wholesale electricity prices in 2017 set record for $0 hours

Since 2000, 92 per cent of $0 hours occurred early in morning As of 31 July, Alberta has already experienced a record 41 hours of wholesale electricity prices at $0 per megawatt hour (MW/h), according to a National Energy Board press release. The previous record was 39 hours for all of 2012. A $0 hour is […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →